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Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

Expect the effect — Whole Foods to make Jackson top spot

Say what you will about Jackson, life is about to change in the capital city. Whole Foods broke ground last week on a new store, a 30,000-square-foot facility, in Jackson’s Highland Village that is expected to open near Thanksgiving of 2013. When it does open, it will automatically launch Highland Village into the No. 1 spot among shopping locations in ...

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A changing of the guard

The leadership of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR) changes next month when Ken Austin of Pass Christian becomes president. As the owner/broker of Mississippi Coast Realty, he has been actively involved in the local and state professional associations and has an ambitious year planned at the helm of the state’s largest trade organization. He chose for his theme: One ...

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University recognizes Nettles

Dr. Mary Frances Nettles, director of the National Food Service Management Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded Kansas State University’s 2012 College of Human Ecology Distinguished Research Award. The award annually recognizes a Kansas State University graduate of human ecology who has achieved significant success in research while contributing to the well-being of individuals, families and ...

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Matching food stamp recipients with state’s produce gains steam

More fresh vegetables and fruits are on the dinner tables of Mississippians who receive food stamps. This is thanks to a state-sponsored effort that provides farmers with a new market for their produce and establishes healthier diets for the 20 percent of the state’s population enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, state officials say. Three years after ...

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No full Mississippi jobs rebound until end of decade

Mississippi will be nearing the end of this decade before job numbers in manufacturing, leisure & hospitality and several other sectors returns to the pre-recession levels of 2007, state economists say in a new report. The news is not entirely bad, however. The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook reports that the leading indicators by which state economists gauge ...

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TEC appoints Fagan

TEC has appointed Kathlene Fagan as revenue assurance coordinator in the Revenue Assurance Department in the corporate office in Jackson. Fagan, currently residing in Pearl, graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she received a degree in accounting and office systems technology. Fagan is the daughter of Kennita Dailey and has two children, Veda and Austin.  

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Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon started with a conversation between two Teach for America corps members. Those putting on the race, set for February in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., say it could end up paying nice dividends for the Delta and for the teacher-placement organization. Chris Marsh and a Teach for America colleague came up with the idea. “We ...

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